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The Prelude: A Musical Interlude Novel

by KaSonndra Leigh

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First off I need to thank KaSonndra for the opportunity and ARC copy of The Prelude to read and review before it was released , This is the first book of her’s that I have read and I absolutely loved it .
The scene set, the story, the character’s . It was absolutely Beautiful.

Sometimes life offers a second chance.
Seize it, Own it….
Do not be afraid to walk outside of the line .

Love, I have to say this to you : “ You tore open my heart. You made me feel pain when all I wanted to feel was Joy. So now, I will remove your power over me. I’ll never kiss anyone or trust in any dream that you can take away from me. I will never believe in you, ever again. “

Erin had it all the best family life, Best sister in the world, Parents she loved and who loved her whole. She had big dreams of music in her future with a prestigious school and in one moment it all changed .

We start this book out with Erin and the tragedy she is dealt with , then the one boy she loved and gave herself to leaves her also.

5 yrs later Erin has finished Design school and moved to Milan , Italy. She has buried her grief, silenced her demons, and is living a life without any real attachments. It has worked well for her for the last 5 yrs until she secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer , and her controlled world has been shaken to it’s core by the mysteriously sexy director known as Alek Dostov.

When Erin first meets Alek she thinks he is an assistant to the Director . He comes in in the middle of her first dilemma and the fact that the outfits are in the wrong color. She does not have the initial designs ready. She ends up having an asthma attack which he helps her through . Second meeting is the preview of the designs and now she must appear in one of the outfits herself as the models have called out . after an outfit mishap and being discovered by the assistant again , but this time half naked . Erin is now totally embarrassed . She finally gets dressed and heads out to the stage where the rest of the models are waiting .

It is then that she realize that the assistant is actually the maestro, Alek Dostov .

I loved Erin she was a strong Girl she keeps her emotions in check and she refuses to let anyone into her heart . Her biggest thing is not to get involved with her boss’. She has thoughts that constantly run through her mind and she has even named them Reckless me and Righteous me. This I thought was great .

Alek , mmm what was there not to love about him , hot, steamy , man who always gets what he wants , and he WANTS Erin . he is so gentle with her , he is careful with how he handles her right from the start .

This story was an emotional rollercoaster all the way from beginning to end and I absolutely loved it . I would recommend this book to EVERYONE .. It truly is a must read for sure .

Another thing I loved about this book and another reason I got so into it and felt every emotion through the whole story was that KaSonndra has a pinterest section dedicated to this book and going through her pictures, videos and etc from that throughtout the story added so much feeling to my thoughts while reading this story .

You can check it out here

Book Blurb:

After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless.

Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

KaSonndra thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review this book as well as being part of your Street Team for it. I truly enjoyed it with my whole heart.

**Copy courtesy of author KaSonndra Leigh in exchange for an honest review**

Proud member of the Prelude Street Team! ( )
  Chris.BlogEmporium | May 6, 2014 |
The Prelude (A Musical Interlude Novel) by KaSonndra Leigh

KaSonndra Leigh has written A New Adult Contemporary Romance novel called The Prelude, which by the way is one of my favorite genres. I really enjoyed The Prelude and once I started reading it I didn’t want to stop. KaSonndras’ writing is excellent, her words flow smoothly and I really enjoyed the main characters the descriptions were done extremely well. One of the things I liked most about this book is that lately I find authors are adding a lot of sex scenes in the adult romance genre and I really liked that The Prelude focused on the story more than the two having the actual sex. Don’t get me wrong though it’s still there and it is great, but I liked the plot and the way the story unfolded. This novel has a few different things going on, of course the romance, sexual tension, suspense, some lies and of course secrets. It has everything a good story needs.

So we meet Erin Angelo who has had to deal with a lot of tragedy and losses in her life, to protect herself she decided to keep her heart closed to love. She is now living in Milan and works as a designer with a few of her friends; they have recently just been hired to come up with the designs for Alek Dostov, Maestro of the local symphony. When Alek stops by to check on the design he meets Erin Angelo; in the middle of an asthma attack she asks him not to say anything to his boss assuming he is Alek Dostov assistant. So when Erin does meet up with Alek again she realizes her mistake. Alek is taken with Erin as Erin is to Alek. She starts to feel things she hasn’t for a very long time.

A lot of back and forth goes on between these two, and the sexual tension is off the charts, they both have so many secrets that the only way Alek is going to get his chance with her is by proposing they keep things light and maybe just have a sexual relationship keeping feelings and commitments off the table. Erin thinks this could work as the last thing she needs is to open up her heart, but are the fooling each other or themselves.

There is so much more going on in this novel, there is Alek’s past to learn about, and what happened to Erin, find out how her past has changed some of the dreams she had for her own life. And if Alek’s mother has anything to do with it, can Alek and Erin get past her controlling ways.

All I can stress at this point is go purchase a copy and find out for yourself.

So I have rated The Prelude (A Musical Interlude Novel) a 4.5 star rating and I highly recommend this novel. I cannot wait to read more of KaSonndra Leigh adult contemporary romance novels and really looking forward to reading a book 2 in this series.

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  TanaT | Aug 7, 2013 |
Such a powerful and true story..I just finished reading it and I am literally speechless..
The sorrow,the tons of memories and wounds but also the persistence these characters have..After every heartbreaking moment,they still stand up in the morning and fight and even change completely both internally and professionally...
It was awe-inspiring with one true message Never Give Up... ( )
  cool_mia | Jun 29, 2013 |
I have discovered that I only speed read when I am biting at the nails, crazy impatient for a book to be released, otherwise I proceed with caution and wary steps. This was a wary step book. I didn't know the characters, have never read this author before, and wasn't sure where the story was going. Every page, every chapter is a new discovery and I never know if I'm going to like it or not (this is why I don't mind spoilers).

The Prelude is about a young woman, Erin, who has lost her family, moved to Milan and is a fashion designer, enter super hot guy and the story picks up speed (and steam). Alek is a bizarre mixture - he is Russian/American and has brown eyes with speckles of blue. I'm still having a hard time picturing that exactly, but it's all good. Needless to say, Alek is a yummy bundle of hot alpha male goodness.

I rate this book 4 stars - translated as "I really liked it"

I don't know if this will be a series or a standalone book, but there was plenty of other like-able characters that I would really like to read more about.

I am a little miffed however...at the end of the book (AFTER you are done reading) is a link to the author's Pinterest Board that is "specifically designed to correspond with scenes found throughout the story." I would have liked to have known this at the beginning. It wouldn't have provided any spoilers unless you went to the Pinterest board, and then only very few minor spoilers. It provides links to songs mentioned, places visited, and the author's choice of what the characters look like. Being a Pinterest addict, of course, I loved the board for the book.

"We're a lot alike in that way, running from a past that threatens to destroy what we've worked so hard to recreate."

"You could tell him to swim from Milan to Venice, and he'd find a way to make it happen."

"And this song likes me. It's sex in a drum and a synthesizer, a symphony of beats and vocals thrown in the mix." - about the song Gang Bang by Madonna" ( )
  Lisa.Hines | May 17, 2013 |
I received an advance copy of the Prelude from Netgalley.

This is an intoxicating love story of American Erin and Russian/American Alek.

OMG 50 shades who! You can feel the chemistry, lust and wanting of these two. This isnt just a book about sex. There is a sadness in both charactors that only eachother can heal. The twist is one you did not see coming.

I really hope they make this into a movie!

****Does have sexual content and not recommended for the under 18 crowd or for those who do not like that kind of read.

This author has such away to immerse you in their lives. You can hear the Russian accent as the book goes along! This is a must read and I promise you will not be dissapointed.

I lok forward to reading other books from this author! ( )
  nurdgirl | Apr 28, 2013 |
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